Personal Support Assistant

Ref: DP1599

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Permanent position and shifts times are: Wednesday: 12.30am – 4pm Thursday and Friday: 9am – 3:30pm Some weekend and evening hours are needed but are very flexible Mileage will be paid in addition to the hourly rate

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour Mileage will be paid in addition to the hourly rate

I am looking for a personal assistant to support an intelligent, fun-loving, and creative young lady who has limited speech with Autism who communicates using an i-Pad and facilitated writing.

The role is to support her in her daily routine at her day centre and in other places and aspects of her daily life. Her new PA will be young at heart, have some knowledge / experience of Autism and speech difficulties, and have an energetic, caring outlook. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can commit to supporting one-to-one a 19-year-old woman. Full training will be given.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation

Take her to and from her day centre and support whilst there.
Support to use i-Pad when required.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Caring nature with ability to think on your feet to deal with the unexpected
  • Prepared to work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Interest in enabling Communication and Life Skills
  • Ability to use i-Pad or similar technology

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9